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January Snow

So we are into the third week of January and all the Christmas buzz has gone away :( To make matters worse Caburys have changed my beloved Creme Egg so now even that little treat is gone! However all hope is not lost as this morning I woke up to a bright white covering of snow outside my window! I know snow is a hassle and makes driving a nightmare but it is so pretty. Thankfully one of the perks of being a wedding videographer is that I can venture out on random trips with little or no pre-planning. So I grabbed my camera bag, threw on some layers and headed up the road.

Quickly I regretted not bringing gloves. I did find one fingerless mitten but I thought it might look a little odd so I left it. Big mistake. Despite the very very cold hands I managed to frame a few shots. Exposure is tricky in the snow as it reflects so much light but I made use of my ND filters for those times it was a little too bright. As I reached the lake the sky turned ominously dark, you can see this in the video! Then I was treated to a shower of hail so that was that, camera in the bag and trudge home.


Castlebar Zombie Walk 2014

On October 31st 2014 Castlebar hosted its first ever Zombie Walk in aid of ÁIRC – supporting children with disabilities. The event was organised by Rita Scott from The Crypt radio show thecrypt80.blogspot.ie/ who did an amazing job at putting the event together. We started the evening at Mayo Leisure point where all the zombies met for hair, make-up, and of course for a laugh. Then it was time to assemble the undead and embark on Castlebars’ first ever Zombie Walk. I kept up with the zombies and captured as much footage as I could, this involved a lot of running and I can tell you, I felt like a zombie afterwards! The walk finished at market square with an amazing dancing performance from Dance World Another Level facebook.com/danceworld.anotherlevel . I loved shooting and editing this video, I normally do weddings so this was an interesting change! Please feel free to share to raise awareness for ÁIRC!